Re: Install problem on a Sparc 2
John Turnbull <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thank you. I would not have found that in a hurry. In my case. the
> incorrect soft link was in /target/boot/vmlinuz > vmlinuz-2.2.18pre21
> I changed that just before the make boot disk step, and the boot disk
> step failed again. when I rebooted, I got an error message that 'the
> file just loaded does not appear to be executable'
I think there's still something wrong with that symlink.
The output of 'file' for a sparc kernel should look like:
/boot/vmlinux-2.2.18: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, SPARC, version 1,
statically linked, not stripped
Maybe you should double check that..
> So I still have something wrong. In the sun system, is there some type
> of flag on a partition to make it bootable, like in an Intel system? How
> do I tell if I have it set? I still do not know if I damaged the
> partition table (or it's equivalent) during my first install attempt.
AFAIK there's no such thing as a bootable flag.
That belongs to the DOS world of ancient..
Even if you don't plan on using SunOS or Solaris, I think you'll
have to create a Sun disklabel and a "Whole disk" partition (as partition 3)
with fdisk. Check these out.